DStv Compact vs Compact Plus Channels List and Subscription Prices

The DStv Compact and Compact Plus packages are two of the most popular packages offered by the satellite television service. One of the main reasons people choose to subscribe to them is how affordable they are compared to the premium package (DStv’s highest package). They also offer way better channels than those available on the cheaper packages like the Yanga and Padi. Regardless, there are still a couple of things that separate Compact from Compact Plus and prompts some people to go for one instead of the other.

DStv Compact

  • Price: N7,900 per month
  • Number of TV Channels: 135+

DStv Compact is one of the more affordable DStv packages designed to appeal to middle-class Nigerian families. It ranks as the third most expensive package with a cost of N7,900 per month. All the channels available on Compact cater to all types of people, from children to teens, sports enthusiasts, music lovers, and so on.

DStv Compact and Compact Plus
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List of DStv Compact Channels and Their Numbers On The Decoder

  1. M-Net Movies 4 – 108
  2. Studio Universal HD – 112
  3. KIX HD – 114
  4. M-Net City – 115
  5. VUZU – 116
  6. Universal TV – 117
  7. TeleMundo – 118
  8. BBC Brit – 120
  9. E! Entertainment – 124
  10. FOX – 125
  11. WWE Channel HD – 128
  12. BET – 129
  13. MTV – 130
  14. Lifetime Entertainment – 131
  15. CBS Reality – 132
  16. TLNovelas – 133
  17. TLC HD – 135
  18. Discovery Family HD – 136
  19. TNT Africa – 137
  20. Maisha Magic Movies – 141
  21. Maisha Magic POA – 144
  22. Akwaaba Magic – 150
  23. Africa Magic Epic 152
  24. Africa Magic Urban – 153
  25. Africa Magic Family – 154
  26. Real Time – 155
  27. Africa Magic Hausa – 156
  28. Africa Magic Yoruba – 157
  29. Africa Magic Igbo – 159
  30. Maisha Magic Bongo -160
  31. Maisha Magic Plus – 163
  32. ROK GH – 164
  33. Novela Magic – 165
  34. Zee World – 166
  35. Star Life – 167
  36. ROK – 168
  37. ROK 2 – 169
  38. Discovery ID – 171
  39. Honey – 173
  40. BBC Lifestyle – 174
  41. Food Network – 175
  42. Fashion One – 178
  43. National Geographic – 181
  44. NatGeo Wild – 182
  45. Wild Earth – 183
  46. POP Central – 189
  47. Spice TV – 190
  48. Televista – 194
  49. Trybe – 195
  50. SS Blitz – 200
  51. SS Premier League – 203
  52. SS LaLiga – 204
  53. SS Football – 205
  54. SS Variety 2 – 207
  55. SS Variety 3 – 208
  56. SS Variety 4 – 209
  57. ESPN – 218
  58. eTV Africa – 250
  59. NTA I – 251
  60. SILVERBIRD – 252
  61. AIT – 253
  62. MiTV – 255
  63. LAGOS TV – 256
  64. ONMAX – 257
  65. Galaxy TV – 258
  66. Wazobia Max – 259
  67. OGTV – 260
  68. Arewa 24 – 261
  69. WAP TV – 262
  70. K24 – 275
  71. Plus TV Tanzania – 294
  72. Wasafi TV – 296
  73. Cartoon Network – 301
  74. Boomerang – 302
  75. Disney Channel – 303
  76. Nickelodeon – 305
  77. Cbeebies – 306
  78. NickJr – 307
  79. Nick Toons – 308
  80. Disney Junior 309
  81. Jim Jam – 310
  82. PBS Kids – 313
  83. Da Vinci Kids – 318
  84. Mindset – 319
  85. MTV Base – 322
  86. Trace Mziki – 323
  87. HIP TV – 324
  88. Trace Naija – 325
  89. AFRO Music English – 326
  90. Sound City – 327
  91. URBAN TV – 328
  92. Trace Gospel – 332
  93. Trace Jama – 333
  94. Trace Muzika – 334
  95. FAITH – 341
  96. Day Star – 342
  97. TBN Africa – 343
  98. SBN – 345
  99. ISLAM CHANNEL – 347
  100. Eternal Word TV Network – 348
  101. Dove TV – 349
  102. Lumen Christi – 350
  103. Sunna TV – 351
  104. Dominion TV – 352
  105. Citi TV – 363
  106. NTA 2 – 369
  107. NTA Parliament – 370
  108. Emmanuel TV – 390
  109. BBC World News – 400
  110. CNN International – 401
  111. Sky News – 402
  112. SABC News – 404
  113. Newzroom Afrika – 405
  114. Al Jazeera – 406
  115. Plus TV Africa – 408
  116. CGTN News – 409
  117. NDTV 24×7 – 413
  118. EuroNews – 414
  119. CNC World – 415
  120. Arise News – 416
  121. Africa News – 417
  122. TVC News Nigeria – 418
  123. NTA News 24 – 419
  124. CHANNELS – 420
  125. Joy News – 421
  126. RAI International – 430
  127. NHK – 431
  128. TV5 Monde Afrique – 437
  129. Deutsche Welle 446
  130. CCTV 4 – 447
  131. CGTN Documentary – 448
  132. CGTN French – 449
  133. B4U Movies – 451
  134. CCTV Entertainment – 480
  135. China Movie Channel – 481
  136. Zhejiang TV – 484
  137. RTPi (P) – 525
  138. TV Mundial (P) – 680

Note: The DStv channel list and channels offered may change without being reflected here.

Highlights of the DStv Compact Package

  • High Definition channels
  • Local and international news channels
  • Premier League and La Liga football
  • Wrestling on a dedicated WWE channel
  • All available local entertainment channels
  • All edutainment channels for kids
  • Selection of channels with reality shows
  • 53 Audio Channels

DStv Compact Plus

  • Price: N12,400 per month
  • Number of TV Channels: 155+

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The DStv Compact Plus package is the second most expensive package on offer by the satellite television service. The difference in the price of this package and the one after it is N4,500. It was designed to appeal to sports lovers as it features all the channels available in the Compact package with additional SuperSports channels that will air premium sporting events like the NBA, UEFA Champions League, UFC, etc. While it mostly has sports lovers in mind, the Compact Plus package also has a few additional channels that will show new and award-winning documentaries and TV shows.

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List of DStv Compact Plus Channels and Their Numbers On The Decoder

  1. 1Magic – 103
  2. M-Net Movies 3 – 107
  3. M-Net Movies 4 – 108
  4. Studio Universal HD – 112
  5. KIX HD – 114
  6. M-Net City – 115
  7. VUZU – 116
  8. Universal TV – 117
  9. TeleMundo – 118
  10. BBC Brit – 120
  11. Discovery Channel HD – 121
  12. E! Entertainment – 124
  13. FOX – 125
  14. WWE Channel HD – 128
  15. BET – 129
  16. MTV – 130
  17. Lifetime Entertainment – 131
  18. CBS Reality – 132
  19. TLNovelas – 133
  20. TLC HD – 135
  21. Discovery Family HD – 136
  22. TNT Africa – 137
  23. Maisha Magic Movies – 141
  24. Maisha Magic POA – 144
  25. Akwaaba Magic – 150
  26. AfricaMagic Showcase HD – 151
  27. Africa Magic Epic 152
  28. Africa Magic Urban – 153
  29. Africa Magic Family – 154
  30. Real Time – 155
  31. Africa Magic Hausa – 156
  32. Africa Magic Yoruba – 157
  33. Africa Magic Igbo – 159
  34. Maisha Magic Bongo -160
  35. Maisha Magic Plus – 163
  36. ROK GH – 164
  37. Novela Magic – 165
  38. Zee World – 166
  39. Star Life – 167
  40. ROK – 168
  41. ROK 2 – 169
  42. CBS Justice – 170
  43. Discovery ID – 171
  44. Honey – 173
  45. BBC Lifestyle – 174
  46. Food Network – 175
  47. The Home Channel – 176
  48. Fashion One – 178
  49. National Geographic – 181
  50. NatGeo Wild – 182
  51. Wild Earth – 183
  52. Curiosity Channel – 185
  53. The History Channel – 186
  54. POP Central – 189
  55. Spice TV – 190
  56. Televista – 194
  57. Trybe – 195
  58. Big Brother Naija – 198 (pop-up channel)
  59. SS Blitz – 200
  60. SS PSL – 202
  61. SS Premier League – 203
  62. SS LaLiga – 204
  63. SS Football – 205
  64. SS Variety 1 – 206
  65. SS Variety 2 – 207
  66. SS Variety 3 – 208
  67. SS Variety 4 – 209
  68. SS Action – 210
  69. ESPN – 218
  70. ESPN 2 – 219
  71. eTV Africa – 250
  72. NTA I – 251
  73. SILVERBIRD – 252
  74. AIT – 253
  75. MiTV – 255
  76. LAGOS TV – 256
  77. ONMAX – 257
  78. Galaxy TV – 258
  79. Wazobia Max – 259
  80. OGTV – 260
  81. Arewa 24 – 261
  82. WAP TV – 262
  83. K24 – 275
  84. Plus TV Tanzania – 294
  85. Wasafi TV – 296
  86. Cartoon Network – 301
  87. Boomerang – 302
  88. Disney Channel – 303
  89. Nickelodeon – 305
  90. Cbeebies – 306
  91. NickJr – 307
  92. Nick Toons – 308
  93. Disney Junior 309
  94. Jim Jam – 310
  95. PBS Kids – 313
  96. Da Vinci Kids – 318
  97. Mindset – 319
  98. MTV Base – 322
  99. Trace Mziki – 323
  100. HIP TV – 324
  101. Trace Naija – 325
  102. AFRO Music English – 326
  103. Sound City – 327
  104. URBAN TV – 328
  105. Trace Gospel – 332
  106. Trace Jama – 333
  107. Trace Muzika – 334
  108. FAITH – 341
  109. Day Star – 342
  110. TBN Africa – 343
  111. SBN – 345
  112. ISLAM CHANNEL – 347
  113. Eternal Word TV Network – 348
  114. Dove TV – 349
  115. Lumen Christi – 350
  116. Sunna TV – 351
  117. Dominion TV – 352
  118. Citi TV – 363
  119. NTA 2 – 369
  120. NTA Parliament – 370
  121. Emmanuel TV – 390
  122. BBC World News – 400
  123. CNN International – 401
  124. Sky News – 402
  125. SABC News – 404
  126. Newzroom Afrika – 405
  127. Al Jazeera – 406
  128. Plus TV Africa – 408
  129. CGTN News – 409
  130. CNBC Africa – 410
  131. Bloomberg Television – 411
  132. NDTV 24×7 – 413
  133. EuroNews – 414
  134. CNC World – 415
  135. Arise News – 416
  136. Africa News – 417
  137. TVC News Nigeria – 418
  138. NTA News 24 – 419
  139. CHANNELS – 420
  140. Joy News – 421
  141. RAI International – 430
  142. NHK – 431
  143. TV5 Monde Afrique – 437
  144. EuroNews French – 438
  145. EuroNews German – 445
  146. Deutsche Welle 446
  147. CCTV 4 – 447
  148. CGTN Documentary – 448
  149. CGTN French – 449
  150. B4U Movies – 451
  151. CCTV Entertainment – 480
  152. China Movie Channel – 481
  153. Zhejiang TV – 484
  154. RTPi (P) – 525
  155. TV Mundial (P) – 680
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Note: The DStv channel list and channels offered may change without being reflected here.

Highlights of the DStv Compact Package

  • High Definition channels
  • All local and international news channels
  • All football competitions (UEFA Champions League, Premier League, La Liga, etc)
  • American sporting events (NBA, NFL, and UFC)
  • Wrestling on a dedicated WWE channel
  • All available local entertainment channels
  • All edutainment channels for kids
  • Award-winning documentaries, TV, and reality shows
  • 53 Audio Channels

Major Differences Between DStv Compact and Compact Plus

The DStv Compact plus package and DStv Compact package are quite similar in the sense that they were both designed to meet the purchasing power of middle-class Nigerian families. What, however, separates one from the other is that Plus has generally more sporting content and costs N4,500 more to subscribe to. They are also a few other channels that are on one but are not on the other as listed below.

Channels That Are On DStv Compact Plus But Not on DStv Compact

  1. 1Magic – 103
  2. M-Net Movies 3 – 107
  3. Africa Magic Showcase HD – 151
  4. CBS Justice – 170
  5. The Home Channel – 176
  6. Curiosity Channel – 185
  7. The History Channel – 186
  8. SS PSL – 202
  9. SS Variety 1 – 206
  10. SS Action – 210
  11. ESPN 2 – 219
  12. CNBC Africa – 410
  13. Bloomberg Television – 411
  14. ESPN 2 – 219
  15. EuroNews French – 438
  16. EuroNews German – 445

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